Eight of us shared a room in this hotel to save on overall expense. Our room had 6 beds a couple of which were queen-size, most of which were twin beds. The room itself was nothing special, except the kids got a kick out of the towels shaped as swans and elephants. I couldn't tell if the lack of hot water was because of the hotel, or because I was one of the last in our group to get a shower. The night we stayed there were residual winds from a hurricane off the coast and at times it sounded like the roof was going to blow right off of the building, but that wasn't really the fault of the hotel.
The room did have free wifi, which was good as most of us had wifi-enabled devices so that kept everyone happy and quiet in the room.
The best part of this hotel is not the rooms. It's the ambiance of the hotel itself and the restaurant. There is a tree growing literally in the middle of the building with the check-in being on the 1st floor, the restaurant on the 2nd floor and the rooms up on the 3rd. When you are dining in the restaurant, it is open to the tree and a balcony that overlooks the little village. The food was very good, and at periods during the day, a small mariachi-style band would play. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer a great value for our low price! We recommend our hotel for people who would enjoy nightlife in Santa Elena. Nice and clean rooms with WiFi Internet, private bathroom, hot water and safety box. There is a bar not far from us, they have music which is possible to hear from the rooms (mostly on weekends) - it is not very noisy, but you will hear the music. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Tree House Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena